Spurs’ Lorbek led Slovenia in tough win over Bulgaria

Erazem Lorbek and Slovenia opened their 2011 EuroBasket campaign with a nice win over Bulgaria.

Erazem Lorbek turned out an impressive effort in Slovenia's win over Bulgaria.

Lorbek, whose draft right rights was traded to the San Antonio Spurs by the Indiana Pacers as a part of the George Hill trade, showed everyone why he deserved to play in the NBA.

But it did not come easy.

Slovenia finished the first quarter up 17-13 and took a 29-25 lead at halftime in a very low scoring ball game.

The pace picked up a little bit in the third period as the Slovenian’s extended their lead over Bulgaria, 47-40 entering the final quarter.

Bulgaria never threatened in fourth period as Slovenia held on to win 67-59.

Spurs’ Lorbek led the Slovenian nationals with 18 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal and did not commit a single turnover in 29 minutes of action.

Goran Dragic added 13 points for Slovenia in the win.

Earl Rowland had a game-high 20 points for Bulgaria while Filip Videnov had 14 points in losing effort.

Lorbek and Slovenia will face Ukraine at 21:00 (GMT +3) in Klaipeda, Lithuania on their next game.

4 thoughts on “Spurs’ Lorbek led Slovenia in tough win over Bulgaria

  1. It’s just one game, but based on what I saw in the warmup games, Lorbek is pretty consistent, It wouldn’t hurt for the Spurs to add another big man like him.

  2. I’m not too high on Lorbek, besides he just signed a new deal with Regal F.C. Barcelona. But if he is willing and able to play and help the Spurs immediately, I wouldn’t complain.

  3. Pingback: Lorbek happy with national team, led Slovenia in win over Ukraine at EuroBasket « Spurs World

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